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Daily Reader: Edition #142

Learn 77 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles about what causes an adrenaline rush, bike-friendly Amsterdam, and the endangered Colorado River.

1. What Sets Your Heart Pounding
The Wall Street Journal, 4/26/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 33

WSJ: What Sets Your Heart Pounding

Who has not experienced an "adrenaline rush"? But, how does adrenaline work? Read more about how important adrenaline is and learn vocabulary words like acrimonious, emeritus, obscure, precursor, putrid, retain, reticent, synthesis, theoretically, and transformations.

2. A spin through a world where bicycles rule streets
Los Angeles Times, 4/25/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 25

LA Times: A spin through a world where bicycles rule streets

Many U.S. cities are designed for cars, not bicycles. Amsterdam, on the other hand, is a bicyclist's paradise. Read more about an American expat's love of cycling in his adopted city and learn vocabulary words like cryptic, effacing, menial, pilgrimage, pun, rampant, relentless, revels, tribute, and wistful.

3. The Colorado: America’s Most Endangered River
Smithsonian Magazine, 4/17/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 19

Smithsonian Magazine: The Colorado: America’s Most Endangered River

The Colorado River has played a key role in U.S. history, but its days as a thriving river may be numbered. Read more and learn vocabulary words like apt, brackish, malady, municipal, parched, siphoned, terminus, viable, and watershed.

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